Big Stovewarm Weather Question

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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shenk111
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Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: gibraltor keystoker
Location: lebanon pa

Post Sat. Nov. 01, 2008 5:58 pm

IS MY HOUSE HOT BECAUSE I HAVE A VERY LARGE STOVE SO BEING ITS A VERY LARGE SIZE IT CANT TURN DOWN VERY FAR WITHOUT RISK OF BURNING OUT CORRECT

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Sat. Nov. 01, 2008 7:00 pm

Yes, that is pretty much the way it is. You may want to take this warm weather opportunity to see just how low you can turn it down before it dies. You may be pleasantly surprised. Don't expect it to ramp up quickly though, especially if it does not have a combustion blower.

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dtzackus
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC
Location: Schuylkill County, PA

Post Sun. Nov. 02, 2008 2:15 pm

Unlike my wife, I would rather have to open a window than be a little chilly.

Damn this warm spells. lol

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kzad
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Mk III
Location: Killingly, CT

Post Sun. Nov. 02, 2008 2:59 pm

I tried that, came home to a screaming CO2 alarm. Guess I pushed it too far and lost my draft. That was kinda scary.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Post Sun. Nov. 02, 2008 3:51 pm

I found when the stove is turned down as low as possible, opening the window in the basement near the stove allows it to burn much longer. Never had a problem with the draft.
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